Reading Women's Writing

Six-week course, beginning -
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Discuss feminist literary theory in an intersectional context.

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Course details: Tuesdays 21, 28 April, 5, 12, 19, 26 May 18.00 – 20.00

Inspired by our exhibition, Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights, this six-week course will explore feminist literary theory, embedded in questions about class, sexuality, race and geographical location. This intersectional method will open up the ways in which feminist literary theory today emerges from a series of collaborations and conflicts between 'western', 'multicultural', 'third world' and ‘transnational’ feminisms.

Participants will read a selection of women’s literature, including Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, Toni Morrison’s short story Recitatif and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane. We will also address the question of feminism’s engagement with cultural and social theory to examine the intersections of academic and popular, intellectual and activist dimensions of feminist literary theory. Participants will read a selection of women’s literature as a way to remember when and how women took to writing literary texts, and to ask what women write about and why.

This course is taught by Dr Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick.

Unfinished Business Lead partner:

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Name: Reading Women's Writing
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Disabled: £250.00
Senior (60+): £265.00
Young Person (18-25): £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546